IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Several businesses in Tishomingo County were cited as a result of an underage alcohol sales investigation.
According to the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department, the joint investigation was conducted on Friday at several businesses that can legally sell beer and liquor in the county.
This included a minor presenting his or her valid Mississippi driver’s license at the eight locations. The driver's license showed their true age to be 17.
The sheriff’s department released the following results.
- Martyville, 1379 Highway 25, Tishomingo
- Exxon, 1716 Battleground Dr., Iuka
- Shell, 1000 W Quitman St., Iuka
- Valero-72 Express, 281 Highway 72, Burnsville
- Old 25 Wine & Spirits, 1105 Battleground Dr., Iuka
- The Package Store, 279 Highway 72, Burnsville
- One Stop Marathon, 1005 W. Quitman St., Iuka
- Burnsville Fast Stop, 246 Highway 72, Burnsville
Tishomingo County Sheriff John Daugherty said the individuals who received citations will appear in court on misdemeanor charges, and the businesses could face administrative fines and suspensions of their permits.
He said state law does require buyers of alcohol or beer to be at least 21-years-old, but there is currently no state law that requires businesses to check an ID.